Study Guide

Touching Spirit Bear Characters

By Ben Mikaelsen

Cole Matthews

When we first meet Cole Matthews, it's clear that he's dealing with a ton of anger issues. After...

Peter Driscal

At first, Peter Driscal doesn't appear as a fully-formed character. Because we're in Cole's head...

Garvey

As Cole's parole officer, Garvey seems to be the only person in his life who continues to believe...

Edwin

Edwin, the Tlingit elder who oversees Cole's sentence on the island, isn't exactly someone to...

Mrs. Matthews

At first, Cole feels like he cannot depend on his mother at all. He assumes she's going to be the...

Mr. Matthews

Cole's father has always been a negative influence in his life. He's the reason Cole is so angry,...

Mr. and Mrs. Driscal

Peter Driscal's parents are very protective of their son and obviously want to protect him from...